The Future - A Draft Community Right to Build Order for a Redeveloped Hall
The trustees of Freshford Village Memorial Hall, and their supporting development sub-committee have prepared a Community Right to Build Order (CRtB order) to fulfil their vision to enhance, modernise and extend the existing Freshford Village Memorial Hall facility to provide a welcoming and attractive multi-purpose focus for local community activity complementing its outstanding rural setting. The intention is to embark upon a phased programme to be carried out over the next 5 years, incorporating refurbishment of the existing village hall building, with extensions to provide a separate doctor’s surgery and dedicated pre-school space. This project will significantly improve and ensure the long term viability of a building which acts as the community hub for the villages of Freshford and Limpley Stoke. 

What is a Community Right to Build Order (CRtB Order)?

A Community Right to Build Order (CRTB Order) Submission is comparable to a Planning Application, but with two key differences:
  • a CRTB Order can only be submitted by a community group or organisation (and so are usually drafted with an eye to community benefit). The proposal in a draft CRtB order is submitted to an independent examiner who will review the order to ensure it conforms to national and local planning policies. They will recommend or not, whether it can go to a referendum. 
  • in the referendum, residents of our Neighbourhood Plan Area (as defined by the Freshford and Limpley Stoke Neighbourhood Plan 2014-2039) will have the opportunity to decide whether or not to support this proposal. If over 50% of voters support the proposal then the local authority (Bath and North East Somerset Council) will ‘make’ the order, the equivalent of planning consent. This will be a key milestone in bringing the redeveloped Freshford Village Memorial Hall facility much closer to being delivered, as planning consent is a necessary prerequisite to many sources of funding.
The Order

The Freshford Village Memorial Hall’s Community Right to Build Order proposes development of land at Freshford Village Memorial Hall, Freshford Lane, Freshford, Bath, BA2 7UR.

The proposed development is to enhance, modernise and extend the existing Freshford Village Memorial Hall facility to provide a welcoming and attractive multi-purpose focus for local community activity complementing its outstanding rural setting.

The proposed development will incorporate purpose-built doctor's surgery and Pre-school extensions to the existing refurbished main hall and meeting room accommodation.

Community Right to Build Order Documentation


Consultation
The local Consultation on the Draft Community Right to Build Order will run from Monday 16th April to Monday 28th May 2018.
The full Draft Community Right to Build Order and supporting documents can be viewed:
You now have the opportunity to indicate whether you support the Draft Order, and to provide feedback on the Order and supporting documentation.

Feedback can be provided online here  

or using a hard copy form available in the Galleries Shop and Cafe. Feedback should be received no later than 28th May 2018.